Places in Czech Republic

Trip to Lhota – Part 1

Winter has been enormously persistent here this year, here as well as in many other parts of the world as I can see from my fellow blogger friends. I find it increasingly harder to manage my duties at home, let alone all the challenges I face, I’ve been longingly waiting for warmer and sunnier days.

I know, whining doesn’t improve anything… it even doesn’t bring any relief. It’s necessary to be looking for a source of energy. Sometimes it comes from unexpected directions and I found one when our former colleague visited us at work a few weeks ago. I was dressed in blue jeans and a dark blue sweater while she came in orange trousers, bright yellow T-shirt and a light grey sweater. My boss was praising her choice of colours and told her that she was bringing spring to us and I realised how much we influence ourselves by clothes we wear and things we surround ourselves with.

I was browsing my photos for a while to pick out the ones I felt like sharing and I chose the ones taken in summer 2011. That summer I spent with my children three weeks at my mother-in-law’s in Moravia while my husband was supervising the final part of reconstruction of our house. I made a few trips and the one I liked most of all was a trip to Lhota. I planned it according to a map, took my sons and spent a wonderful day. Let’s take a few stops along the way:

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The plant climbing the house’s walls might be a variety of Hedera or Parthenocissus quinquefolia, I love those green-covered walls. They say that these plants are quite aggressive and may damage plastering, moreover they let more insect species reach windows and rooms behind them, that’s why I wouldn’t be brave or foolish enough to decorate our house with them. But it’s always a treat to see such a house.

We followed a road first, then a path in a meadow and were going up further…

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and further…

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It was a nice summer day making you feel good.

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Along our way we came to an enclosure with a few grazing horses. They looked beautiful but were quite faraway so I went closer to the fence eager to take a few photos.

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I didn’t expect my presence would draw any attention and was really surprised when they turned and started to run at my direction.

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They might have been just curious and there was the fence separating us but I felt somewhat frightened and backed away a bit. They stopped and gathered together, much calmer but still watching me.

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It was time to go on.

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